Jo O’Meara ‘devastated’ over ‘worst pain yet’ with back issues

Jo O'Meara . (David M. Benett/Getty Images for Mike's Mobile Revue London)
Jo O'Meara is still suffering with back pain. (Getty Images for Mike's Mobile Revue London)

Jo O'Meara has shared that she is suffering from the "worst pain yet" in her recovery from a back problem that has stopped her being able to perform on stage.

The former S Club 7 singer told fans earlier this year that she needed urgent surgery to resolve a problem with a disc in her back.

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However, despite having had the operation, O'Meara has now revealed that she is still suffering with extreme pain and says she is "devastated".

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Jo O'Meara attends the
Jo O'Meara has been back in hospital. (Getty Images for BFI)

On Saturday night, O'Meara, 43, posted a photo on Instagram of her arm hooked up to a cannula and a hospital monitoring machine and explained her ongoing problems.

She wrote: "When am I gonna get a break ?? I really thought I was on the road to recovery. 4am this morning the pain was the worst it’s been yet ! So here we are again ! I am devastated."

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Concerned friends included former bandmate Tina Barrett who wrote: "Sending you lots of love you will get through this."

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 14:  Jo O'Meara of S Club 7 Performs at Motorpoint Arena on October 14, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns)
The singer has been unable to perform for months. (Redferns)

Michelle Heaton commented: "Ah babes xxx sending love x"

Ben Ofoedu added: "So sorry to hear this jo sending you Nuff love and blessings and wishing you well."

Eamonn Holmes, who has suffered his own back problems recently, expressed his sympathy with a series of emojis.

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When she first shared her back problems in September, O'Meara posted a photo in a hospital gown explaining that she would be unable to perform at Fife Pride.

She wrote: "As you may well know I have had some health issues with my back recently and it has resulted in me needing surgery to remove the disc and fix the problem, the pain has been unbearable, and I have been advised surgery is now my only option and been told this is something that’s needs doing urgently to prevent further damage to my back !"

Although at first her recovery seemed to be going well, she recently shared: "So I got the MRI scan results I didn’t want to see , and I am going to have to go back in for another back operation to try and get it fixed ! I’m totally gutted that it didn’t work the first time , but my back is in a bit of a mess to be honest! I will be taking things easy for the time being to make sure I’m fighting fit !"

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